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Risa M Wolf, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Hebrew


Diabetes, Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6463 | Fax: 410-955-9773


Dr. Risa Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses on pediatric diabetes care and other endocrine issues. 

Dr. Wolf received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, after which she attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she graduated with Distinction in Research, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During her fellowship, Dr. Wolf was awarded prestigious grants from both the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Endocrine Society to support her research in obesity and metabolism. Dr. Wolf also spent two years working at Broward Health in Florida, where she developed a Comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes Center. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Camp Charm City diabetes camp in Baltimore, MD. 

Dr. Wolf's research focus is on diabetes. She is the Principal Investigator of a study implementing point-of-care diabetes retinopathy screening into pediatric diabetes care, a Co-Investigator for Trialnet, and the Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium site at Johns Hopkins. She also studies a novel family of proteins, called CTRPs, to determine their impact on glucose and lipid metabolism in the context of obesity and diabetes. 

She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2008)


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / Pediatrics (2011)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Endocrinology (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Wolf's research is focused on a novel family of adipokines and understanding their role in lipid and glucose metabolism. She studies this in mouse models of obesity, and in human clinical studies.

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